Laura Moser’s Writing

Laura Moser is an activist, author, and journalist. She has written for many publications over the years.

Writing as a Democratic candidate for Texas CD-07

The New York Review of Books Daily: This is how gerrymandering works
By Laura Moser (December 18th, 2017)

Vogue: Want More Women to Vote? Here’s an Idea: Stand Up for Them
By Laura Moser (August 2nd, 2017)

Writing about being a mom

Slate: Remember the Toddler Who Threw a Tantrum in Front of the President?
That was my kid.

By Laura Moser (November 18th, 2015)

Writing about policy issues for Slate’s Schooled Blog

Laura wrote over 100 pieces about Education policy and political issues at Slate. See the full list here.

Slate: It’s Ridiculous How Little We Pay Preschool Teachers
By Laura Moser (June 14th, 2016)

Slate: The Government Says Chronic School Absenteeism Is a Crisis. What Can We Do About It?
By Laura Moser (June 10th, 2016)

Slate: Complaints Accuse NYC Schools of Mishandling Sexual-Assault Cases in a Big Way
By Laura Moser (June 8th, 2016)

Slate: Impossible Admissions Tests Prevent Many Poor Students from Getting Into New Orleans’ Best Schools
By Laura Moser (June 2nd, 2016)

Slate: Texas Is Considering a Textbook That Blames Undocumented Immigrants for Crime and Drugs
By Laura Moser (May 25th, 2016)

Slate: These Mississippi Schools Finally Must Desegregate—62 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
By Laura Moser (May 17th, 2016)

Slate: The Next Fight Over Transgender Bathroom Policies Is Brewing in Fort Worth, Texas
By Laura Moser (May 11th, 2016)

Slate: D.C. Is Teaching Second-Graders How to Ride Bikes. Why Don’t All School Systems Do This?
By Laura Moser (May 5th, 2016)

Slate: Giving Poor Kids Free Meals at School Should Not Be Controversial. Tell That to Congressional Republicans!
By Laura Moser (May 2nd, 2016)

Slate: Why Teachers With “Savior Complexes” Are Getting It All Wrong
By Laura Moser (April 28th, 2016)

Slate: Schools Are Underserving Minority Communities, and Black and Latino Parents Have Noticed
By Laura Moser (April 13th, 2016)

Slate: These Detroit Parents Endure Insane Commutes Just to Get Their Kids to School
By Laura Moser (April 13th, 2016)

Slate: No, of Course You Can’t Judge Schools on Students’ “Grit.” We’re Still Trying.
By Laura Moser (March 28th, 2016)

Slate: Mississippi Schools Are Rethinking Their Barbaric Corporal Punishment Practices. Finally.
By Laura Moser (March 21st, 2016)

Slate: It’s Not a Problem That Some Kids Eat a Second School Breakfast. It’s a Huge Problem That Some Get None.
By Laura Moser (March 18th, 2016)

Slate: This Student Got a Chance to Convince South Dakota’s Governor Not to Sign an Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill”
By Laura Moser (February 24th, 2016)

Slate: Is Climate Change Real? Don’t Ask Most of America’s Science Teachers.
By Laura Moser (February 12th, 2016)

Slate: Ted Cruz Loves Small Government So Much He Wants Congress to Force More School Vouchers on D.C.
By Laura Moser (February 8th, 2016)

Slate: Trump Releases Video Airing His Completely Vague Views on Education and Common Core
By Laura Moser (January 26th, 2016)

Slate: Donald Trump Embraces the Proud GOP Tradition of Bashing the Department of Education
By Laura Moser (January 12th, 2016)

Slate: Newtown Officials Explain Why the Town’s Kids Are Still Experiencing Trauma
By Laura Moser (January 7th, 2016)

Slate: Will This Locker Room Saga Set a Precedent for Transgender Students All Over the Country?
By Laura Moser (December 8th, 2015)

Slate: U.S. Schools Are Failing Recent Immigrants. This D.C. Suburb Is Trying Something New to Fix That.
By Laura Moser (November 30th, 2015)

Slate: Pennsylvania’s School Funding Is So Screwed Up That It Almost Upended Its Whole Tax System to Fix It
By Laura Moser (November 24th, 2015)

Slate: School Police Officer Charged With Felony Abuse for Slamming Black Teenager to the Ground
By Laura Moser (November 11th, 2015)

Slate: More and More School Districts Are Closing for Muslim Holidays
By Laura Moser (November 11th, 2015)

Slate: Repeatedly Suspending Defiant Students Is Horrible. But So Is Dumping Them on Untrained Teachers.
By Laura Moser (November 9th, 2015)

Slate: This Voter Measure Wasn’t Just About School Funding. It Was About Segregation and Racism in a White, Wealthy Dallas Enclave.
By Laura Moser (November 4th, 2015)

Slate: School Discipline Is Racially Biased. That’s Why Seattle Is Banning Some Suspensions.
By Laura Moser (September 28th, 2015)

Slate: Texas’ Atrocious Sex Ed Shows What Happens When Conservatives Alter Textbooks
By Laura Moser (September 23rd, 2015)

Slate: More NYC Kids Are in Pre-K Than Ever Before. But Are the Poorest Ones Being Left Out?
By Laura Moser (September 21st, 2015)

Slate: This Florida Teenager Knows What Ahmed Mohamed Is Going Through. It Happened to Her in 2013.
By Laura Moser (September 17th, 2015)

Slate: The Percentage of Black Teachers Declined in Nine U.S. Cities. That’s a Big Problem.
By Laura Moser (September 17th, 2015)

Slate: Schools in the South Suspend and Expel Black Students Way More Than White Ones
By Laura Moser (August 25th, 2015)

Slate: This Florida School District Is Failing Black Students at a Shocking Rate. That’s Exactly What It Chose to Do.
By Laura Moser (August 17th, 2015)

Slate: There’s Another Racist Tragedy in St. Louis That Nobody Talks About
By Laura Moser (August 4th, 2015)

Slate: Georgia Sends Kids With Disabilities and Behavior Problems to Special Schools. That’s Segregation.
By Laura Moser (July 31st, 2015)

Slate: Silicon Valley Has Great Public Schools—and Teachers Can Barely Afford to Work in Them
By Laura Moser (July 29th, 2015)

Slate: Background Check Provision Gets Chucked From No Child Left Behind Rewrite
By Laura Moser (July 17th, 2015)

Slate: Texas Is Debuting Textbooks That Downplay Jim Crow and Frame Slavery as a Side Issue in the Civil War
By Laura Moser (July 7th, 2015)